One indicator of how much you trust yourself is your decision-making process. If you seem to spend too much energy and time agonizing over whether you’re “doing the right thing”, this pressure-relieving alternative can help you learn to trust yourself, and make decisions in a more practical way.
Difficult work situations are inevitable.
When you are a legacy entrepreneur or in a position that carries a lot of responsibility, difficulties can seem to become even more magnified.
When you are operating your own business, one of the most challenging and difficult work situations can be simply deciding what the next step should be. Making decisions can be daunting, and even scary, when you are the one being held accountable for the consequences.
For this reason, being a successful legacy entrepreneur invites one to build healthy habits patterns and practices around decision-making.
If you are constantly second guessing yourself, or agonizing over every little decision, you are sure to think yourself into a state of fear and frustration. The root of this kind of anxiety is often perfectionism. You have trouble making a decision for fear of making the wrong decision. Trying to examine all the possible outcomes of a decision can be exhausting, not to mention impossible!
As a legacy entrepreneur (and a human), you are going to make mistakes.
The important thing to remember is that each mistake is really just an opportunity to learn. Sometimes, it’s the only way we learn. A mistake is a failure, only if we do not learn from it.
One of the best things you can do to develop healthy habits patterns and practices around decision-making is to give yourself permission to make a different decision later if the first one doesn’t work out. Give yourself permission to make a mistake, and to change course if necessary.
I call this process: choose and choose again. A huge part of the agony of making a decision comes when we tell ourselves there will be no other options if things don’t go as planned.
When you give yourself permission to choose again, you remove the pressure to make the perfect, or “right:” decision. You leave yourself the option of amending your original decision as needed. This allows you to make decisions more quickly, and with less anxiety. And, in the process, you learn to trust yourself more and more.
If you are a perfectionist who could use a little more direct guidance in the area of self-trust and decision-making, I am here to help.